Australia

Rich Diversity of Fossils From “The ‘Dead’ Heart of Australia”

A team of researchers in Australia have been studying a mass of exquisitely preserved fossils found in the Central Tablelands in the Australian state of New South Wales. The deposit contains a great variety of plants and animals, including insects, spiders, fish and a bird feather. The fossils are so well preserved that microscopic structures […]

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Salmon in River

Melting Glaciers Make More Salmon Rivers

Glaciers in the Pacific Northwest of USA and Canada are melting and turning into streams of flowing fresh water. Scientists from the University of Birmingham have studied some of these new rivers and found salmon had colonised them when migrating from the ocean into rivers in order to spawn. These scientists have joined with Kara […]

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Cyclones

Cyclones, Heatwaves, Droughts and Floods Are Our Fault,

Cyclones, heatwaves, droughts and floods are our fault, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their Sixth Assessment Report 9 August 2021. They state: “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred”. The report […]

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Sunset

Did you Fry in July?

Did you fry in July? It “was Earth’s hottest month on record” according to a report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 13 August 2021. Similar alarmist headlines were also published on ScienceDaily 13 August 2021, BBC News and ABC News 14 August 2021, and Science Alert 16 August 2021 (and numerous other news […]

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Sedimentary Layers

Mass Baby Burial

Mass baby burial of 1400 juvenile animals, according to reports in ScienceDaily and Penn State News 28 June 2021 and Nature Ecology and Evolution 28 June 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01490-4. Palaeontologists have found an exceptionally preserved trove of soft bodied invertebrate fossils from a rock formation named the Haiyan Lagerstätte located in Haiyan, China. The term […]

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Stalagmite Notable Quotable

Stalagmite Notable Quotable:Stalagmites are the calcite growth on the cave floor under dripping stalactites.  Stalagmites are the ones you might trip over.  Most researchers concentrate on measuring the slow growth of the mites and tites to bolster old earth claims.  New growth rate claims for mites makes interesting reading:“The annual average laminated stalagmite vertical growth […]

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Buried Alive in Morocco

Morocco is one of the best places in the world for fossils, and one of the best places in Morocco is the Kem Kem Basin, Khouribga, especially for aquatic fossils. The Kem Kem basin is a massive bone bed made up of mineral phosphates (usually derived from bone) and it is the largest known phosphorite […]

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Hadrosaur Reconstruction

Dinosaur on Wrong Continent

Dinosaur on wrong continent according to reports in Bath University 5 November 2020, Science Alert 6 November 2020, SciTech Daily 7 November 2020, and Cretaceous Research, 2 November 2020; doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2020.104678. An international team of scientists have found fossil jaws and the teeth of a hadrosaur (a “duckbill dinosaur”) in a phosphate mine in Morocco. Using […]

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Great Unconformity

Missing Billion Years May Be Found

Missing billion years may be found, claim scientists, according to reports in ScienceDaily and UC Santa Barbara News, 7 May 2020, and PNAS published online 27 April 2020, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1913131117. The rock layers covering the earth are considered to be a record of the evolution of life over many millions of years, but the record […]

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Snake Sea

Giant Snake Swam Sahara Seaway

Giant snake swam Sahara seaway, according to reports in a Press Release from American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Eurekalert and PhysOrg 8 July 2019, Gizmodo 8 July 2019 and Bulletin of American Museum of Natural History No. 436. 28 June 2019. An international team of scientists have conducted a survey of rock layers […]

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